Florence Foster Jenkins

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (PG)

D: Stephen Frears

Paramount/BBC/Pathé/Qwerty (Michael Kuhn & Tracey Seaward)

UK/France 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 2016

110 mins


Biopic 


W: Nicholas Martin

DP: Danny Cohen

Ed: Valerio Bonelli

Mus: Alexandre Desplat

PD: Alan MacDonald

Cos: Consolata Boyle


Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), Hugh Grant (St. Clair Bayfield), Simon Helberg (Cosmé McMoon), Rebecca Ferguson (Kathleen Weatherley), Nina Arianda (Agnes Stark)


Proof that Meryl Streep can do no wrong, and even when she's lousy, she can nab herself an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

In this biopic, played-for-laughs, she stars as 1940's socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, who spent much of her vast fortune attempting to launch a career as an opera singer, despite a lack of basic talent.

Although Meryl Streep won her 20th Academy Award nomination for her performance, it's Hugh Grant, as her husband and manager, who deserves the plaudits for this one. 

A good film, sure, but nowhere near an Oscar-worthy one.

6/10


Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins
Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins